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1942 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1942 record6–4 (3–2 Big Ten)
Head coachRay Eliot (1st season)
MVPElmer Engel
CaptainJimmy Smith
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1941
1943 →
1942 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Ohio State 5 1 0     9 1 0
#3 Wisconsin 4 1 0     8 1 1
#9 Michigan 3 2 0     7 3 0
Illinois 3 2 0     6 4 0
Iowa 3 3 0     6 4 0
#19 Minnesota 3 3 0     5 4 0
Indiana 2 2 0     7 3 0
Purdue 1 4 0     1 8 0
Northwestern 0 6 0     1 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1942 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1942 Big Ten Conference football season. In their first season under head coach Ray Eliot, the Illini compiled a 6–4 record and finished in a tie for third place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] End Elmer Engel was selected as the team's most valuable player.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 26South Dakota*W 46–0
October 3Butler*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 67–0
October 10Minnesota
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 20–13
October 17at No. 19 IowaNo. 5W 12–7
October 24No. 8 Notre Dame*No. 5
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 14–21
October 31at No. 13 MichiganNo. 12L 14–28
November 7at NorthwesternNo. 20W 14–7
November 14at No. 10 Ohio StateNo. 13L 20–44
November 21Great Lakes Navy*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 0–6
November 28at Camp Grant*
W 20–05,000[3]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1942 Illinois Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1942-schedule.html. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
  2. "Fighting Illini Football Record Book". University of Illinois. 2015. p. 155. http://sidearm.sites.s3.amazonaws.com/fightingillini.com/documents/2015/8/3/3_History_7_30.pdf. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
  3. Vaughan, Irving (November 29, 1942). "Illinois Beats Camp Grant by 20 to 0 Margin". Chicago Daily Tribune: p. B2.


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